Sitting on 11.6 square miles in Fairfax County, Virginia, the census-designated place known as Burke, is home to approximately 41,000 residents and an ideal place to buy a home, particularly if you are an art or nature lover. A few noteworthy communities you might consider in Burke are Burke Lake Meadows, Edgewater, Signal Hill, Crownleigh, Cherry Run, Rolling Valley West and Burke Village I and II. All of these communities have abundant real estate options with varying home styles and price ranges. Another community, and the most popular to consider is Burke Centre. Burke Centre, is a planned community stretching across 1,700 acres and divided into 5 sub-communities has a multitude of perks. The amenities provided by Burke Centre’s neighborhoods include things like swimming pools at each of its 5 community centers. Burke Centre also hosts annual events, including community a favorite, the two-day fall festival each September. Another community event residents do not want to miss is the Pumpkin Playground held every October at the Burke Nursery and Garden Center.
Besides the family-friendly events, another reason Burke is a great place to raise a family is students living in Burke are served by the Fairfax County Public School System. Within Burke there are 4 elementary schools, White Oaks, Terre Centre, Fairview and Cherry Run. Also in the district are Lake Braddock and Robinson Secondary schools, as well as West Springfield High School. In addition to great academic opportunities, Burke also boasts a great location. Just 4 miles northeast is Annadale, 3.5 miles west is Clifton, 4.5 miles northwest is Fairfax and 4 miles east is Springfield, residents can enjoy all that Burke has to offer and in a very short drive, indulge in all that is offered by the neighboring communities as well.
If you appreciate the natural beauty of the area, you will love Burke because it is home to Burke Lake, one of the region’s most popular natural resources, a place where you can enjoy a number of recreational activities from golf to fishing. Burke Lake Park is an 888 acre park centered on a 218 acre recreational lake with a 4.5 mile jogging trail, an 18-hole par 3 golf course with a driving range, a disc golf and miniature golf course, as well as campsites and numerous picnic and sports areas. Other amenities include boat rental, an amphitheater, an ice cream parlor, a carousel and a miniature train ride. The Burke Farmers Market held in the VRE parking garage every Saturday morning from May through October is also a must-see. So when considering purchasing real estate in Fairfax County, Virginia, be sure not to overlook Burke and all that it has to offer.
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